Incident Summary:

03/06/2008: A small explosion hit a Armed Forces Career Center in New York's Time Square at 3:43 a.m. No one was reportedly injured or killed by the blast that broke a glass window and a door. The NYPD stated that the source of the explosion was an "improvised explosive device." No one or group claimed responsibility for the blast.

GTD ID:
200803060004

When:
2008-03-06

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

New York

City:
New York City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military
Specific Description Joint Armed Forces Career Center
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The device was improvised.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Richard Pyle, "Times Square recruiters accustomed to protest, but bomb a first," The Associated Press State and Local Wire, March 6, 2008.